Between 1925-1947 in Soviet Russia, a group called the League of Militant Atheists would hold anti-religious holidays on the 31st day of each month and plant fir trees every New Year's Eve. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
The largest, oldest Douglas Fir trees are real life "mother trees" from the movie Avatar - they send nutrients via soil fungi to the smaller trees around them, and they favor the seedlings that are their own offspring e360.yale.edu/features/ex…
Photomorphogenesis is light-mediated development, where plant growth patterns respond to the light spectrum. Theophrastus of Eresus (371 to 287 BC) may have been the first to write about it when he described the different wood qualities of fir trees grown in different levels of light. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…
The biggest Douglas Fir trees, cut down in the late 1800s and early 1900, were reportedly taller than the world’s largest living tree today, The Hyperion Redwood. seattletimes.com/life/gia…
Suzanne Simard tested a theory that trees could communicate with each other. She discovered that when a Douglas Fir tree was in the shade, a Birch tree shared its carbon with the other tree. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suz…
O Tannenbaum didn't start out as a Christmas song. It was just a song about an evergreen as "a symbol of constancy and faithfulness." Tannenbaum doesn't mean Christmas tree, it means fir tree. The German word for Christmas tree is Weihnachtsbaum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_T…
The Owyhee River, which flows through Nevada, Idaho and Oregon, was named after three Hawaiian fir trappers who were sent to the area and never came back in 1819-1820. The expedition leader used an older spelling of Hawaii to name the river. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owy…
The man for whom the Douglas fir was named, Scottish botanist David Douglas, was killed by a wild cow on Hawaii. modernfarmer.com/2014/09/…
Halifax gifts Boston a mammoth Birch/Fir tree worth over $100,000 USD every year for their help after the Halifax explosion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
Every summer for almost a hundred year, in a spectacle for the tourists at Yosemite National Park, a gigantic bonfire of red fir bark would be kindled on top of a mountain and then pushed off a 3000ft cliff, creating a "firefall" (fire waterfall) for the spectators below. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yos…
In South Korea if you had not received a gift fir Valentine's Day (February 14) or White Day (March 14) then on April 14 you eat black noodles and mourn being 'forever alone'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val…
Douglas firs once grew larger than redwoods. This 1897 NYTimes article says one in WA reached 465 ft in height (redwoods top out at 379 ft) query.nytimes.com/mem/arc…
A Mexican designed the firs automatic rifle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
The earliest settlers in Ireland were called the "Fir Bolg", otherwise translated as the "Men of the Belly" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
The SPF label on plywood stands for Spruce-pine-fir en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spr…
Redwoods, despite their incredible height, have shallow root systems. Their stability is due to the roots extending over 100 feet from the base and that they intertwine with roots of other redwoods. parks.ca.gov/?page_id=222…
There are swastikas carved in by design on a Alabama courthouse in Jefferson County during its original construction. It has nothing to do with Hitler or his Nazi Party as the building predates WW2. It was most likely just the use of a common architectural symbol of its day blog.al.com/strange-alaba…
One bear - Bart, a 9'6'' Kodiak - starred in dozens of Hollywood films opposite the likes of Dan Aykroyd, Anthony Hopkins, Annette Bening, Ethan Hawke, Gregory Peck, and John Candy. His biopic was narrated by Brad Pitt, with whom he worked in Legends of the Fall en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
If you inhale a Pea it can sprout and grow in your lung dailymail.co.uk/health/ar…

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